Tag Archives: Lewis Mumford

The Year of Mumford

Although the past year was the centennial of Marshall McLuhan’s birth and 2012 is the centennial of both Jacques Ellul and Walter Ong, for me, 2012 seems to be lining up as the Year of Mumford. Over the holidays, I … Continue reading

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Technics and #Occupations

I’ve been quite active in my conversation, sharing, and communication about the Occupy Wall Street movement and its counterparts around the world. As yet, I haven’t really given attention to them here, although I’ve wanted to. It was a difficult … Continue reading

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Village of the Watermills: Kurosawa’s Media Ecology

Akira Kurosawa is one of the most celebrated film directors of the 20th century, mainly for his ability to translate Japanese sensibilities to the international language of the medium. In Japan, there has always been a mix of celebration and … Continue reading

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Systems Thinking and Sustainability

In my prior post, “We are Air,” I introduced the idea of systems thinking via the duo of Gregory Bateson (with a hat tip to his daughter Nora) and the biologist David Suzuki. The driving force behind my scholarship and … Continue reading

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